The Prom
by Zach Theatre

Apr. 03 - May. 12

In desperate search of a new stage, four washed-up Broadway stars rally behind a small-town prom facing controversy. As they aim to shine a light on themselves, they encounter a brave girl fighting for her right to bring her girlfriend to the school prom.

Review by Shannon G., Bat City Stage Reviews, April 16, 2023

Nominated for 7 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, The Prom expertly captures the power of love and a powerful message that resonates now more than ever.

Featuring music by Matthew Sklar, book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, and lyrics by Chad Beguelin, The Prom is based on an original concept by Jack Viertel. Directed and choreographed by Cassie Abate with musical direction by Allen Robertson, this musical – with issues – explores love, acceptance, and social justice in a humorous and heartwarming way starring an adult and student cast. Tickets on sale now at

Nominated for seven Tony Awards® including Best Musical, The Prom was the first musical of the 2018-2019 Broadway Season to be named a New York Times Critic’s Pick by Jesse Green. A film adaptation of the hit musical was produced and directed by Ryan Murphy in 2020 sharing the same message of accepting others regardless of their sexuality, wealth, celebrity or heritage. 



“The Prom is a joyful piece that balances camp, comedy, and flashy musical numbers with an incredibly heart-warming and moving tale,” said director and choreographer Cassie Abate. “We have a unique opportunity to tell this important story with students of similar ages and lived experiences as the characters by bringing together a cast of both professional performers and pre-professional high school students. Audiences can expect laughs, high energy dance numbers, powerful songs, and a beautiful and timely story of community and acceptance. ‘Sometimes you have to kick ball change the world!’”

The Prom stars both an adult and student cast. The cast includes Ellie Loudermilk as Emma Nolan, Meredith McCall as Dee Dee Allen, Ryan Everett Wood as Barry Glickman, Blakeney Mahlstedt as Alyssa Greene, James Goodwin as Mr. Hawkins, Tracy Jai Edwards as Angie Dickinson, Amber Quick as Mrs. Greene, Gabriel Bernal as Trent Oliver, Kenny Williams as Sheldon Saperstein, Eric Shawn and Yasmyn Sumiyoshi in the adult ensemble, Monica Olivia as u/s adult ensemble, u/s Angie, Michael Reyna as u/s Barry Glickman, u/s Mr. Hawkins, u/s Sheldon Saperstein, Wendy Zavalata as u/s Dee Dee Allen, u/s Mrs. Greene, and Ruth Waiwaiole as Emma, u/s Alyssa.

Additional student cast includes Chloe Van De Graaf as Kaylee, Ensemble, Samari Davis as Shelby, Ensemble, Camden Packer as Nick, Ensemble, Wilkes Goodner as Kevin, Ensemble, Alexandra Watson as Ensemble, u/s Kaylee, u/s Shelby, Luciana Marinari as Ensemble, Ryan Crosby as Ensemble, u/s Nick, u/s Kevin, Cameron Redwine as Ensemble. 

Rotating student ensemble includes Claire Butler, Kennedy Clover Quintanilla, Fiona Kirsch, Hadley Rebtoy, Joey Gallegos, Zane Shieh, Eric Judge, and Simon Garfias with Reid O’Connell as student understudy.

The Prom is directed and choreographed by Cassie Abate with musical direction by Allen Robertson. Additional production team includes Jen Young Mahlstedt as associate choreographer, Michael Raiford as scenic and properties designer, Jeffrey Meek as costume designer, Anna Fugate Downs as hair and makeup designer, Austin Brown as lighting designer, Megumi Katayama as sound designer, Allison Price as assistant director, Cameron Thomas as assistant choreographer, Jacob Zamarripa as assistant lighting designer, Wilhelm Peters as stage manager, Gabby Carney and David Poynter as assistant stage managers with Ella Jackson as production assistant.


The Prom
by Matthew Sklar, Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin
Zach Theatre

April 03 - May 12, 2024
Zach Theatre
1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX, 78704

April 3 - May 12, 2024

Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Topfer stage, Zach Theatre, Austin

Click HERE for ticketing page

April 3 - May 12 
Full dates & times below: 
  • Wed. April 3 at 7:30  pm
  • Thu. April 4 at 7:30pm
  • Fri. April 5 at 7:30  pm
  • Sat. April 6 at 7:30 pm
  • Sun. April 7 at 2:30  pm
  • Wed. April 10 at 7:30pm
  • Thu. April 11 at 7:30 pm
  • Fri. April 12 at 7:30  pm
  • Sat. April 13 at 2:30pm
  • Sat. April 13 at 7:30 pm
  • Sun. April 14 at 2:30 pm
  • Wed. April 17 at 7:30 pm
  • Thu. April 18 at 7:30pm
  • Fri. April 19 at 7:30  pm
  • Sat. April 20 at 2:30 pm
  • Sat. April 20 at 7:30    pm
  • Sun. April 21 at 2:30pm
  • Wed. April 24 at 7:30pm
  • Thu. April 25 at 7:30pm
  • Fri. April 26 at 7:30 pm
  • Sat. April 27 at 2:30 pm
  • Sat. April 27 at 7:30 pm
  • Sun. April 28 at 2:30 pm
  • Wed. May 8 at 7:30 pm
  • Thu. May 9 at 7:30 pm
  • Fri. May 10 at 7:30  pm
  • Sat. May 11 at 2:30pm
  • Sat. May 11 at 7:30 pm
  • Sun. May 12 at 2:30 pm
The Topfer at ZACH
202 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78704
Ticketing Information
Starting at $25 (plus applicable fees)
Tickets range from $25 - $100


Special Events in celebration of The Prom:

  • Pay What You Will Week – Wednesday, April 3 – Sunday, April 7, 2024
  • Pride Night – Thursday, April 4 at 7:30pm
  • Champagne Opening Night – Thursday, April 11 at 7:30pm
  • ASL Performance – Saturday, April 20 at 2:30pm

Age Recommendation: 10 & up (for mild language) 

All sales are final but exchanges are allowed for a small per-ticket fee
All persons must have a ticket regardless of age
Children under 3 are not permitted, unless otherwise indicated